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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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Why Soup Kitchens Serve So Much Venison

The unlikely but unmistakably American intersection of bow hunting, pest control and hunger relief.

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When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

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How Thousands of Headstones Ended Up Under a Philadelphia Bridge

A surprising tale of a forgotten cemetery, a land grab, and some clever recycling.

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The Toughest Re-Use: Grain Elevators

Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.

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A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

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After Years of Controversy, a Museum Urbanizes

Long hidden in the suburbs, a world-famous art collection gets a new home in downtown Philadelphia.

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Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?

Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.

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Great Moments in the History of Boondoggles

Three of the most embarrassing wastes of city taxpayer money ever recorded.

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Mapping Vacant Properties to Make Quicker Sales

With thousands of vacant lots on hand, Philadelphia is trying to make it easier for people to buy them.

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Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth

Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.

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Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.